Skip to comments.No, We Canít ó Just Get Past Race
Posted on 10/11/2012 8:03:29 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer
There is this idea among many that we can get past apparent differences by concluding they dont exist. This is reflected in the now common belief that racial distinctions are mere social constructs. In non-egghead terms, that means race is actually imaginary.
This idea isnt just espoused by liberals, but has become so mainstream that even many conservatives echo it. For example, just yesterday American Thinker writer Gregory Oatis asked if we could dispense with this race nonsense, once and for all and then explained, Categorizing humanity by race as has been happening for all these centuries is simply not a scientifically valid proposition. There is just one race of people on this planet, the human race. Ah, yes, tell that to Barack Obamas old pastor.
Now, the goal here isnt to impugn Mr. Oatis; he seems like a very nice fellow with pure motives. And like so many others, he no doubt recognizes that racial and ethnic hatred has cost many millions of lives and seeks to eliminate it. But is the solution to try to eliminate our conception of race itself, which Mr. Oatis calls the single most overrated scientific myth but which to common people is just common sense?
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I don’t waste my time thinking about it.
I agree. One of the most defining elements of being a human is race. To pretend it doesn’t exist is delusional. I distrust anyone who says they don’t think about race. My operating thesis is that each race is unique. We should celebrate the uniqueness of our race without disparaging other races. If a particular race wants to lift itself up, quit gang-banging, learn english, tuck in your underwear, and say “yes sir” to their boss.
Interesting, however if one points out that there are cultural differences without regard to race, then that too, is considered “racism”.
It would seem that cultural relativism, or a kind of Marxism, has an answer to everything, however ridiculous.
No, I think Jesus will have the last laugh when He judges each and every human being based on their character, we are all human beings, cultures make us different, each human being is born with unique God given talents, there is only one you in the world, there is no other human being like you, you may find one similar, but there is only one you! Republicans and Democrats like to herd us, but our founding fathers knew that we are each unique!